USCIB Helps Facilitate First Digital ATA Carnet at JFK Airport

New York, N.Y., February 21, 2024—The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the National Guaranteeing Association (NGA) and Issuing Association for the ATA Carnet (aka the “Passport for Goods®”) in the U.S., has facilitated the first ever U.S. digital ATA Carnet (e-ATA) test processing at John F. Kennedy Airport in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. and Rock-it Cargo. The test will also be done in conjunction with the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and UK Customs (HMRC), processing the e-ATA for import at London’s Heathrow airport.

“We’re thrilled to launch the official test-phase for e-ATA Carnet processing in the United States,” said USCIB Chief Operating Officer Declan Daly. “With the help of our partners, including CBP, the International Chamber of Commerce World Chamber Federation (ICC WCF), Roanoke, one of our service providers, and Rock-it, we’ve taken a crucial and exciting first step to finally bring the ATA Carnet into the 21st century.”

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is honored to collaborate with the U.S. Council for International Business and our counterparts in the United Kingdom on this first test of a digital ATA Carnet,” said Francis J. Russo, director of CBP’s New York Field Operations. “Carnets have long been an effective method to control and release materials that are temporarily imported.  Digitizing the process to align with modern technical capabilities will make it far more efficient than continuing to rely on paper,” added Russo.

The test processing was conducted ahead of the TPi Awards Ceremony in London, England, which will be held on February 26th. The Ceremony is the live events industry’s largest celebration, recognizing the feats achieved in the world of live touring in the past 12 months. USCIB selected Rock-it Cargo to participate in the e-ATA Carnet testing phase due to the nature of Rock-it’s business and because Rock-it Cargo is one of the largest ATA Carnet users in the U.S. Rock-it Cargo is a white glove, time critical, freight forwarder focused on live entertainment and TV production, which are highly dependent on ATA Carnets to ensure the show goes on.

Declan Daly (USCIB) and Amanda Barlow (Rock-it Cargo) with the TPi Awards microphones

According to Daly, TPi, Sennheiser and Rock-it Cargo have co-sponsored two bespoke microphones for use during the award ceremony. These microphones were decorated by Perry Meeks, a costume designer with whom Rock-it has worked on many live entertainment tours. The microphones will be hand-carried by Rock-it to the United Kingdom using the first U.S. issued e-ATA Carnet to enter them into the UK for the awards ceremony and then returned to the U.S. post show.

“It’s great that HMRC is at the forefront of piloting digital Carnets alongside our counterparts in the USA, and we’re really pleased to enable the first digital carnet movement between the two countries,” said Sally Beggs, deputy director for Customs Policy and Strategy at HM Revenue and Customs in the UK.

Davor A. McKinley, head of ATA Carnets and Compliance, UK National ATA Carnet Organization (UKNATACO) added, “UKNATACO is delighted that United States Council for International Business (USCIB) chose United Kingdom as the destination for their first ever digital Carnet. This clearly highlights the close working relationship between the two countries and demonstrates that digitalising ATA Carnets will play a pivotal role in strengthening our mutual trade further.”

USCIB has appointed two independent Carnet Service Providers to issue ATA Carnets: Boomerang Carnets and Roanoke Insurance Group Inc.

The ATA Carnet is a unified international Customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods into over 100 countries and customs territories for up to one year. Annually, the global system issues close to 200,000 ATA Carnets for goods valued at over $25 billion dollars. The e-ATA Carnet (aka digital ATA Carnet), which was first developed by ICC WCF in 2016 and is supported by the WCO (World Customs Organization), aims to digitize ATA Carnets and their lifecycle management process – from issuance and declarations to transactions and claims.

About USCIB
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of leading international business organizations (such as the International Chamber of Commerce, International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD) and as the only U.S. multi-sectoral advocacy group with standing in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade and investment. USCIB is also the National Guaranteeing and Issuing Association for ATA Carnet in the United States, having been appointed as such by the Department of Treasury Bureau of Customs, now U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in 1969. USCIB has two authorized service providers who issue ATA Carnet—Boomerang Carnet and Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. More at  www.uscib.org.

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DISCLAIMER: USCIB makes every effort to keep information on this page up to date. Users are advised to consult with the local customs authorities of the country or territory in question to ensure accuracy and conformity with local laws. USCIB cannot be held liable for any incorrect or out-of-date information contained on this page.

 

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Peru (PE)

Accepts ATA Carnets for:

  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Professional Equipment

Lima Chamber of Commerce

Giuseppe Garibaldi Avenue
396 Jesús Maria
Lima – Peru

Tel: +51 1 2191769

E-mail: mchavez@camaralima.org.pe
WWW Site: http://www.camaralima.org.pe/

Special Considerations

We are unaware of specific requirements for Carnet use in Peru.

Trade Shows

USCIB and Roanoke Meet With Rock-IT Global to Discuss Benefits of Digital Carnet

L-R: Jacob Fisher (Rock-IT Global); Louis Kerpan (Rock-IT Global); Amanda Barlow (Roanoke Insurance Group); Declan Daly (USCIB); Cassie McCarter (Rock-IT Global); Candece Perry (Roanoke Insurance Group)

USCIB Chief Operating Officer Declan Daly was recently in Los Angeles, along with Amanda Barlow, Senior VP, Client Experience and Candece Perry from Roanoke Insurance Group, which serves as USCIB’s authorized service provider for the ATA Carnet, to meet with one of USCIB’s largest carnet users in the U.S.—Rock-IT Global. Daly met with Rock-IT VP and General Counsel Jacob Fisher, VP Customs Brokerage and Division Head Fairs and Exhibitions Louis Kerpan and ATA Carnet Service Manager Cassie McCarter.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the ATA Carnet, a unified customs document that is used by approximately 80 countries and territories. While celebrating the long-term value that the Carnet has brought to the business community, USCIB has also been involved in a global process with the International Chamber of Commerce World Chamber Federations (ICC WCF) to modernize the Carnet by making it entirely digital (e-ATA).

Daly presented the progress and development of the e-ATA and the benefits it will bring to Rock-IT’s operations. According to Daly, Rock-IT has agreed to participate in testing the digital system once it’s ready to launch.

“We’re thrilled that Rock-IT will be participating in testing the new system,” said Daly. “Rock-IT has been using Carnets for a long time and we hope they will be one of the first in the U.S. to experience the efficiency and improvement that will come with a digitized Carnet.”

EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF)

Cyber security concept with lockThe United States Council for International Business (USCIB) advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad.  It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).  As such, it has agreed to act as a trusted third party on behalf of the European Union (EU) data protection authorities (EU DPAs).

Background

The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF), as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from EU member countries to companies in the United States, requires that participating U.S. companies have in place appropriate independent recourse mechanism/s (IRMs) for dispute resolution.  Any company may choose the EU Data Protection Authorities (EU DPAs) to serve as an IRM for dispute resolution; however, any company that wishes to cover ‘human resources data’ (i.e., personal information about employees, past or present, collected in the context of the employment relationship) under its self-certification of compliance pursuant to the EU-U.S. DPF must use the EU DPAs as the IRM for that category of data.

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission’s adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. DPF entered into force. The EU-U.S. DPF Principles entered into effect as of the same date. U.S. based organizations that self-certified their commitment to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles must comply with the EU-U.S. DPF Principles, including by updating their privacy policies by October 10, 2023. Those organizations do not need to make a separate, initial self-certification submission to participate in the EU-U.S. DPF and may begin relying immediately on the EU-U.S. DPF adequacy decision to receive personal data transfers from the European Union / European Economic Area. The updating and renaming of the privacy principles under the EU-U.S. DPF does not change such an organization’s re-certification due date. Organizations that self-certified their commitment to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles, but do not wish to participate in the EU-U.S. DPF must complete in accordance with International Trade Administration (ITA) procedures the withdrawal process referred to in section (f) of the Supplemental Principle on Self-Certification.

Effective July 17, 2023, eligible organizations in the United States that wish to self-certify their compliance pursuant to the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF may do so; however, they may not begin relying on the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF to receive personal data transfers from the United Kingdom (and Gibraltar) before the date that the United Kingdom’s anticipated adequacy regulations implementing the data bridge for the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF enter into force. Organizations that wish to participate in the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF must also participate in the EU-U.S. DPF.

On July 17, 2023, the Swiss-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (Swiss-U.S. DPF) Principles will enter into effect. Organizations that self-certified their commitment to comply with the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles must comply with the Swiss-U.S. DPF Principles, including by updating their privacy policies by October 17, 2023. Those organizations do not need to make a separate, initial self-certification submission to participate in the Swiss-U.S. DPF; however, they may not begin relying on the Swiss-U.S. DPF to receive personal data transfers from Switzerland until the date of entry into force of the Swiss Federal Administration’s anticipated recognition of adequacy for the Swiss-U.S. DPF. The updating and renaming of the privacy principles under the Swiss-U.S. DPF would not change such an organization’s re-certification due date. Organizations that self-certified their commitment to comply with the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles, but do not wish to participate in the Swiss-U.S. DPF, must complete in accordance with ITA procedures the withdrawal process referred to in section (f) of the Supplemental Principle on Self-Certification.

For all companies that have chosen or are required to use the EU DPAs as the IRM for dispute resolution (i.e., have agreed to cooperate with and comply with the advice of the EU DPAs concerning the investigation and resolution of complaints brought under the EU-U.S. DPF Principles), an annual fee must be paid to the USCIB in the amount of US $50.00 to cover the operating costs of the EU DPA panel. The USCIB has agreed to serve as the custodian of the funds collected through the EU DPA panel fee, but does not itself serve as an IRM.

Payment to USCIB

You may use the following link to pay US $50.00 to cover the operating costs of the EU DPA panel — https://dataprivacyframework.uscib.org/. A company’s payment of this fee to USCIB does not obviate the need for that company to self-certify its commitment to the EU-U.S. DPF. Information concerning the self-certification process under the Data Privacy Framework (DPF) program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and other resources concerning the EU-U.S. DPF, the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF, and the Swiss-U.S. DPF is available on the Department’s DPF program website: https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/.

USCIB Conducts eATA Carnet Pilot With CBP at JFK Airport

USCIB collaborated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Headquarters staff and leaders from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on a training, hosted on-site at JFK in New York on February 7, 2023. The goal of the training was to educate customs officers on the “eATA” Carnet System and process.

This training built on past trainings with JFK officers and advanced implementation of the eATA test at JFK. The “eATA” is the digital version of the ATA Carnet, currently a paper-based unified customs document used for the temporary movement of goods that are free of customs duties and taxes across the 79 countries and territories that are part of the ATA Carnet system. ATA Carnets are critical tools of trade facilitation for companies of all sizes, especially the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), which can be used for multiple trips into countries that are party to the ATA System, providing, for example, reduced cost to Holders as well as greater predictability at each customs border.

The joint USCIB-CBP HQ hands-on training at JFK was in preparation for Holder (user) selection and formal launch of the eATA test at JFK, according to USCIB Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Declan Daly. The ICC World Chamber Federation pilot, which the U.S. is participating in, is supported by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Belgium, China, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are also participating in the pilot.

According to Daly, this training included end-to-end processing of several eATA Carnets in a test environment. USCIB is working in close collaboration with CBP HQ, JFK and ICC WCF IT developers of the eATA Carnet on next steps.

“We hope to conduct further testing in the coming months at other port locations beyond JFK, as well as engage in dialogue with Canada in partnership with the CBP, Canada Customs and the Canadian NGA,” added Daly.

The eATA System is developed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF). USCIB manages and guarantees the ATA Carnet system in the United States. USCIB’s Daly is part of the ICC WCF’s eATA Project Team responsible for the development and rollout of the new digital ATA Carnet (eATA) system and has also recently been elected Vice Chair of the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC).

 

USCIB Policy Team Covers APEC Meetings on Data, Customs and Chemicals

Megan Giblin and Declan Daly at APEC SOM 1

The United States is hosting this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the annual meetings on trade and economic policy among twenty-one APEC member economies, as well as stakeholders, such as the private sector. APEC economies account for nearly forty percent of the global population and nearly fifty percent of global trade. The theme for this year’s APEC, set by the United States as a host country, is “creating a resilient and sustainable future for all” and includes three overarching policy priorities—interconnected, innovation and inclusive.

The first set of meetings for 2023 were collectively known as SOM1 (the first of three “Senior Officials Meetings”) and will conclude with an APEC CEO Summit in San Francisco later this year. USCIB staff attended SOM1 in Palm Springs last month to discuss a wide array of issues including data flows and privacy, gender in customs, digitalization in customs and the sound management of chemicals.

According to USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner, SOM1 meetings on data flows and privacy mainly focused on the Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system, which was endorsed by APEC leaders in 2011. CBPR is a voluntary, enforceable privacy code of conduct for data transfers by information controllers in the Asia-Pacific region. Perhaps most important, according to Wanner, the CBPR system was conceived to preemptively discourage APEC economies from imposing unreasonable data flow restrictions on companies.

Wanner made an intervention on behalf of U.S. business during the SOM1 Data Privacy Subgroup meeting and the Digital Economy Steering Group meeting on February 19 and 20, respectively. Her intervention focused on the newly created Global CBPR Forum and the potential of this Forum to facilitate cross-border data flows to the economic and social benefit of APEC economies.

“USCIB has been a long-time supporter of APEC’s CBPR system precisely because we felt that it served as ground-breaking model to realize a regional approach to interoperability of privacy regulations,” said Wanner during her intervention.

“Thus, we welcomed with enthusiasm the proposal to ‘globalize’ the CBPR and create the new Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum. We understand the Forum will take a fresh look at the CBPR and update certification procedures for both company and country participation, as well as for Privacy Recognition for Processors. This is timely and appropriate. USCIB also appreciates that the Forum will regularly review data protection and privacy standards to ensure that the Global CBPR and PRP program requirements are aligned with industry best practices.”

Concurrently, USCIB Senior Director for Customs and Trade Facilitation Megan Giblin attended Advancing Gender Equality in APEC Customs Administrations, a workshop focused on project led by New Zealand Customs. This workshop was well attended by the private sector and APEC customs administrations, including Ian Saunders who serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary – Western Hemisphere Department of Commerce and is the U.S. candidate for World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chair to the Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures (SCCP) Kristie McKinney, who serves as international relations specialist at CBP.

In addition, Giblin participated in a digitalization workshop on February 18—Implementing APEC’s Framework for Supply Chain Connectivity: Focus on Digitalization of End-to-End Supply Chains.  Giblin and USCIB Senior VP and COO Declan Daly spoke on a panel titled, The Government’s Role in Digitalization of Cross-Border Trade Procedures. The focus of the USCIB presentation was to provide a brief educational overview of the ATA Carnet, a critical tool of trade facilitation that benefits companies of all sizes, including SMEs as well as an update on the efforts to digitize ATA Carnet (known as the “eATA Carnet Project”). Daly spoke on the panel in his capacity as vice chair of the ICC World Chamber Federation (WCF) World ATA Carnet Council.

During his presentation, Daly discussed the eATA Carnet Project and the six economies that were selected for the pilot program—Belgium, China, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States. “APEC is an essential forum for the eATA Carnet Project, particularly because half of the economies in the project are APEC economies,” said Daly. “With the potential addition of thirteen economies that have expressed interest in joining the pilot, we’ll have even more APEC economies that would benefit from this modernized trade facilitation tool.”

This in-person only workshop was widely attended with 20 panelists, over 50 attendees and representation from many of the APEC economy customs administrations, including Chile, Indonesia, Peru, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Malaysia, the United States and Viet Nam.

The focus of the workshop was on end-to-end supply chain digitalization. Giblin and USCIB Members Michelle Welsh (Google), John Bescec (Microsoft) and Jerry Cook (HanesBrands) worked with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to provide thoughtful inputs as the workshop was being developed including advancing ATA Carnet and eATA (the digital form of the ATA Carnet) as a prime example of a global digitalization effort. This multilateral effort has both domestic and international aspects, and includes the private sector, economies and global institutions, such as the ICC WCF and WCO.

“From a USCIB perspective, our intent was to advance thoughtful, knowledgeable speakers from an array of sectors and provide positive examples of digitalization efforts,” said Giblin. “Various panels and panelists address priority, such as confidential business information and related protections. We are supportive of digitalization but recognize that more digitalization can lead to more data, data grabs and what is appropriate data to be shared with whom and under what legal mechanisms.”

USCIB members, including Cook, Carol Anderson (Microsoft) and Lisa Schulte (Target) were featured on various panels during the workshop.

The final panel of the day was an interactive wrap-up, which will aid in the APEC Subcommittee on Customs Procedures developing a related report. “We look forward to continuing to engage on this priority area for members,” said Giblin.

“We expect the next round of customs meetings and workshops to take place in late summer in Seattle,” she added. “USCIB is heavily engaged in APEC, including in the areas of customs and trade facilitation. We will remain engaged and will work closely with CBP, USTR and other partners in preparation for the meetings while engaging and supporting USCIB member views.”

Finally, USCIB Manager for Regulation and Trade Chris Olsen participated in meetings of the APEC Chemical Dialogue and the Green Chemistry and Sound Chemicals Management Workshop. One of the main objectives of the Chemical Dialogue was to provide APEC economy updates on regulatory improvements and action plans, while encouraging APEC endorsement and participation in Chemical Dialogue-led project proposals.

The Chemical Dialogue will also continue to explore interest in data exchange, particularly for regulatory cooperation and convergence by focusing on data communication within the supply chain through the digitalization of hazardous information.

“The Chemical Dialogue is one of APEC’s two industry dialogues, where the private sector is institutionally involved in every aspect of the Chemical Dialogue’s work. We look forward to even more industry engagement at SOM3 in Seattle later this year,” said Olsen.

USCIB Issues an ATA Carnet Advisory for the United Kingdom

New York, N.Y., March 14, 2023 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the national guaranteeing and issuing association for the ATA Carnet in the United States, reminds Carnet Holders and Users regarding the customs requirements for haulers (freight forwarders) crossing into or out of the United Kingdom to file a GVMS declaration. Such requirement was first communicated at the time of Brexit and the requirements were updated in 2021 and 2022. Below are the requirements:

1.The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) – Any haulers crossing into or out of the UK, via any port, will need to register for the service to get their goods through customs. An ATA Carnet number should be entered in the “Declaration Reference” field for the GVMS declaration. Goods Movement Reference (GMR) is also required for personal or company vehicles transporting Carnet goods in both directions, i.e., exiting the UK and returning to the UK. For freighted goods, GMR will be obtained by the freight forwarder. For holders driving the goods in personal or company vehicles, if they don’t have their own HMRC accounts to obtain GMR, they can contact the London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) to obtain the GMR for their shipment using this link: please click here to submit a GMR request. They can also contact other Customs Agents in the market.

Personal Cars and Vans travelling to UK via Calais Euroshuttle will need to go to the Freight Terminal to get their Carnet stamped, as French Customs do not have Carnet processing facilities at the Passenger Terminal (GVM will be required to enter the freight terminal).

2. Harwich Port – as of January 1, 2022, haulers passing via the freight terminal will need to lodge a Customs Clearance Request before arriving at the port. Form C21 allows haulers that do not have access to the UK Customs System to lodge a request (note that shipments via Calais and Dunkerque do NOT need to lodge this request).

ATA Carnet, a custom document for temporary imports, is honored in over 80 customs countries and territories and can be used for multiple trips during a one-year period. The global ATA Carnet system is overseen and managed by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). USCIB administers the Carnet system in the United States.

About USCIB
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of leading international business organizations and as the sole U.S. business group with standing in ECOSOC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. USCIB is also the National Guaranteeing and Issuing Association for ATA Carnets in the United States, having been appointed to do so by the Department of Treasury in 1969. More at www.uscib.org.

Loeb Speaks About Digitalization, Supply Chain Resiliency at Economist Impact Panel in Davos 

Eric Loeb (right) speaks on Economist Impact Panel alongside JB Sarquis (Brazil) and Hanneke Faber (Unilever)

Chair of USCIB and Executive Vice President for Government Affairs for Salesforce Eric Loeb argued the importance of digitalization to supply chain resiliency as part of an Economist Impact panel last month, Trade in Transition: a Private Sector Outlook on the Future of Trade. Digital tools, data and digital platforms are critical in helping companies make informed decisions about how to adjust and adapt across supply chains in an uncertain world.

Digital platforms also enable greater resiliency by diversifying the number of players, allowing not just multinational companies to participate in supply chains, but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well. Customs processes as greatly benefit from transitioning from paper to digital, noting the importance of digitalization and the ATA Carnet system (eATA). USCIB is the national guaranteeing association of the ATA Carnet and has been involved in the ATA Carnet digitalization project on a global level since 2018. Loeb urged policymakers to adopt policies to enable digital tools before resorting to industrial policies or market restrictions.

Overall, policymakers should work in close collaboration with industry as the best approach to ensuring the right solutions for supply chain resiliency, Loeb contended. “We’re in this together,” he underscored.

Loeb was joined on the panel by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO and Chairman of DP World Group; JB Sarquis, Brazil’s Secretary of Foreign Trade and Economic Affairs; and Hanneke Faber, Unilever President, Foods and Refreshment Division. The event was cohosted by DP World and marked the roll out of the results of Trade in Transition 2023, a global survey of the perspectives of supply chain executives on navigating the latest disruptions to trade. The panel was held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Commerce Under Secretary Marisa Lago Visits USCIB  

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago visited USCIB on January 17 at its NY headquarters. The goal of the meeting was to discuss areas of mutual interest and opportunity regarding international investment and trade policy as well as commercial services. 

Joining USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson were SVP and Chief Operating Officer Declan Daly, SVP for Policy and Global Strategy Norine Kennedy and Senior Counsel Brian Lowry. 

Accompanying Under Secretary Lago were DOC/ITA colleagues including Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in New York Carmela Mammas, New York Commercial Officer Susan Hettleman, ITA Director of Public Affairs Tyrik McKeiver, and Special Assistant Hannah Followill. 

Under Secretary Lago laid out key priorities for the Commerce Department and its International Trade Administration for 2023, and USCIB responded with its key priorities and noted those areas in which it will be of active support to DOC. The group discussed challenges to business inclusion in multilateral institutions and the desire for active U.S. leadership in key positions. 

A key point of discussion was the ATA Carnet system for temporary, duty/tax-free imports around the world, for which USCIB serves as the U.S. National Guaranteeing and Issuing Association. The group explored how USCIB can work better with DOC to broaden and leverage the ATA Carnet service to expand U.S. exports. USCIB, which received the President’s “E” Award for Export Service in 2016, intends to renew its MOU with DOC. 

USCIB Issues ATA Carnet Advisory for Türkiye

New York, N.Y., August 30, 2022 – United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the national guaranteeing and issuing association for the ATA Carnet in the U.S., would like to advise that Turkey has officially changed its name to Türkiye. In addition, the new name of the Carnet national guaranteeing association in Türkiye is now Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB).

Please be advised that this change does not affect ATA Carnets currently in use. However, for newly issued Carnets, the new name of the country as well as the name of the guaranteeing association must be indicated in both the Carnet green covers.

ATA Carnet, a custom document for temporary imports, is honored in over 80 customs countries and territories and can be used for multiple trips during a one-year period. The global ATA Carnet system is overseen by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). USCIB administers the Carnet system in the United States.

About USCIB

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of leading international business organizations and as the sole U.S. business group with standing in ECOSOC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.